My husband is a picky eater, so I have to resort to hiding vegetables in other food to get him a proper allotment of vitamins and minerals. I know people have been doing this to their kids for generations, but it’s harder to hide things from a grown adult!
Nevertheless, I’ve had some success.
I made mashed potatoes a few nights ago that were scarfed down by my husband, my toddler, and my infant. They should have known something was amiss when low-carb Mama ate the mashed potatoes, too. But they were too busy feeding their faces to notice!
1 head of cauliflower
1 cup of milk
I started a pot of water for boiling and then set about chopping my veggies into 1-inch pieces. My husband and the girls were safely downstairs watching a football game…or so I thought! Just as I started to peel the parsnips, my husband trudged up the stairs with the toddler over his shoulder for a diaper change. Yikes! I went about my business, and tried not to look too guilty as I slid the cauliflower behind the pot of water on the stove.
With my husband back downstairs, I finished separating the cauliflower into florets and chopping the parsnips and potatoes (I left the skin on the potatoes). When the water came to a boil, I dumped everything in and allowed it to cook for ten minutes. After ten minutes, I drained the veggies and put them in a bowl to mash by hand, adding milk until I got my desired consistency.
When I served the mashed potatoes, my husband looked askance at them. “What were those long white things I saw you peeling?”
“Parsnips, dear.” [He likes parsnips.]
“Okay, just TELL me you put parsnips in the potatoes, okay?”
“Okay. I put parsnips in the potatoes.”
He happily ate his parsnip potatoes, blissfully unaware that he was eating mostly…cauliflower.